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How to Renew Grid Control OMS ORACLE_HOME Files while Preserving the Repository (Doc ID 401660.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2020

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In some circumstances, for instance after patching the OMS Oracle Home, certain OMS functions, such as SSL, may no longer respond as intended. For such instances where the OMS is not functioning and there is no reason to suspect the repository nor the agents and all other diagnostic approaches have been exhausted without identifying a correction path, this procedure can replace all of the OMS Oracle Home files, where corruption of such is suspected.

Version is described, but performing a similar task for would be similar and shorter by a few steps. For version, see the Known Issues section of:

<Note.405521.1>: Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Release Notes for Linux and Microsoft Windows 10g Release 3 ( 

Renewing OMS files for version and higher should use the software-only method, and not withthe procedure in this note.  The software-only method of additional OMS installation is described in this reference:

Oracle� Enterprise Manager Grid Control Installation and Configuration Guide
10g Release 5 (
Part Number E10953-13
Chapter 8 Installing Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Section titled: Installing 'Software-Only' and Configuring Later


No alterations to the Grid Control installation context are assumed here (i.e., network id, tns parameters, or database or host configuration).


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